Welcome to the Crime Victims Helpline

We offer support to all victims of crime in Ireland. Established in 2005, our aim is to support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those impacted by crime.

We are here to listen. We will give you time and space to talk about your experience. We can provide you with information about the criminal justice system and referrals to other resources in your community that may be able to help.

We can be contacted at:

Freephone 116 006


Text: 085 133 7711

Our hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday- 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursdays- 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Saturday- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday- Closed

Outside of these hours you can leave a message and your call will be returned during the next Helpline open hours.


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Our Communications Officer Catherine Doran (pictured below with Sir John Gillen) is at the Gillen Review outreach event at the City Hotel in Derry/Londonderry this evening.

There are two further outreach events which will run at the following dates/venues, from 6-8.30pm on each evening.

* Tuesday 11th December, Ranfurly House, Dungannon

* Tuesday 15th January, 2019, The Moot Court, Queen’s University School of Law, Belfast

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As we rush around doing our Christmas shopping so too are the criminals but they have different methods to us.Here are a few reminders of how to make their shopping more difficult :
1. When parking in busy car parks and locking your car with the key fob always double check it locks as thieves could be lurking with a signal blocker.
2. Only carry enough cash to meet your spending needs and be vigilant for pickpockets in busy shops or on busy streets.
3. Don't leave valuables or gifts visible in your parked car.
4. Leave buying the more expensive gifts till last so you are not carrying them around or leaving them in your car for long periods.
5. Be careful at ATMs and when using your credit / debit cards in shops that you conceal your pin number.
By just being vigilant we can spoil Christmas for those who don't mind spoiling it for us.
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Confused about what happens when you report a crime to An Garda Síochána? Watch our explanatory video to find out more ow.ly/6p8V30etIclThe Criminal Justice Service Explainer Videos offer information to victims of crime in Ireland. If you have been a victim of crime you can contact the Crime ... ... See MoreSee Less

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VSE and its members are conducting the workshop “116 006 European Victim Support Helplines & Supporting at a Distance” co-organised with WEISSER RING Germany in Mainz.

The participants are discussing the challenges to provide victim support for victims with disabilities. WEISSER RING presented their project on how to work better with deaf people.

APAV | Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima
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Aleksandra Ivankovic
Lea Meindre Chautrand
Nuno Catarino
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